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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 583
Posted By WhyFi

OP - if you do have to re-tape, try to get your...

OP - if you do have to re-tape, try to get your hands on some DT Swiss tape in the appropriate width - that's the best stuff I've used, yet. It has just enough stretch that it conforms to the rim bed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,969
Posted By WhyFi

Prolly the same amount as those that are so down...

Prolly the same amount as those that are so down on tubeless, disc brakes, etc.
10-21-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By WhyFi

After owning a bike with a (non-black) matte...

After owning a bike with a (non-black) matte finish, I'd tend to avoid matte finishes. In my experience, they're much more work to clean and they excel at showing grease smudges.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By WhyFi

I wouldn't be surprised if the Contis are more...

I wouldn't be surprised if the Contis are more supple and comfy than the WTB at about the same measured size - I would actually be shocked if they were so noticeably worse that you'd opt to take them...
10-21-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 945
Posted By WhyFi

It's a spin-off of Cycliq, but not Cycliq...

It's a spin-off of Cycliq, but not Cycliq exclusive. They could be doing a better job of promoting it, admittedly, but it's a sound idea if participation is there. I've logged a few instances, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,969
Posted By WhyFi

He should make a chiro appointment now - all of...

He should make a chiro appointment now - all of this reaching for excuses is going to throw his back out of whack.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

The wife and I both need to renew our drivers...

The wife and I both need to renew our drivers license and we've been putting off the dreaded trip to the DMV. We decided to finally just get it done, so the wife looked up the appropriate forms last...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 792
Posted By WhyFi

~20 is usually my recreational riding cut-off...

~20 is usually my recreational riding cut-off point, but if I'm getting stir-crazy, I'll stretch that a little.



Sounds like you may have been over-dressed for the level of exertion. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 673
Posted By WhyFi

Well, at least they got the country of origin...

Well, at least they got the country of origin correct? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By WhyFi

He did.

He did.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Not to a guy that's shopping for studded tires...

Not to a guy that's shopping for studded tires and staring down the possibility of 5 months of snow and ice. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

:eek: Hydrofoil e-waterbike - ...

:eek: Hydrofoil e-waterbike -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jlWnwBwAQk
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,969
Posted By WhyFi

Personally, I carry one spare frame and one...

Personally, I carry one spare frame and one crabon patch kit - it's less bulky and if there's only one breakage, which is the majority of the time, it's a quick fix, but I still have the patch kit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

:notamused: ...

:notamused:

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Fashion is one thing, but the really dumb part is...

Fashion is one thing, but the really dumb part is when these sensibilities fly in the face of tried and true function. You're going to wear jorts and a Camelback because you don't want to look like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,018
Posted By WhyFi

Speed? No, we're agreed there - it's not going to...

Speed? No, we're agreed there - it's not going to make much impact.

Experience? We'll disagree here. IMO: lighter wheels feel much more fun and snappy, tubeless or, more to the point, not having...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Ballot mailed off - that's a good one to check...

Ballot mailed off - that's a good one to check off the to-do list for today.

No "I Voted" sticker, though - sad!
10-19-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,966
Posted By WhyFi

Love this, but the price is steep. At $120 I'd be...

Love this, but the price is steep. At $120 I'd be really tempted. I've got an REI/Co-op merino blend hoodie with rear pockets that I wear off the bike quite often (and for casual rides). Whenever I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

So it bounced off of his wheel and then in to his...

So it bounced off of his wheel and then in to his stay, cracking both? Man, datlas on the grassy knoll with the magic rock.
10-18-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By WhyFi

Heh - Trek, C'dale *and* Giant? It'd be unusual...

Heh - Trek, C'dale *and* Giant? It'd be unusual to see two heavy hitters in the same shop, but three? Might as well throw Specialized in the mix, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 800
Posted By WhyFi

There are a handful and I would expect that all...

There are a handful and I would expect that all would advise to him to see a doctor.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 800
Posted By WhyFi

No, and it's not condition where you look to...

No, and it's not condition where you look to random internets people for consultation - go see a doctor.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By WhyFi

Flyby is great if you see someone (or a group) on...

Flyby is great if you see someone (or a group) on your ride and you wondered anything along the lines of, "where route are they taking?" or "I wonder what club that was?" or "was that Chris?!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By WhyFi

I turned mine back on as soon as I saw the...

I turned mine back on as soon as I saw the notification from Strava. I think that most of the people that I would care to check in on will turn it back on, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Same falls, different perspective (decided to get...

Same falls, different perspective (decided to get closer while waiting for selfie-takers to indulge themselves - hopefully I'm in one of their pics :D) -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Going through the pics from the Duluth, MN trip....

Going through the pics from the Duluth, MN trip. This'ne was from yesterday, when they weather was still enjoyable. I love going to these parks but, man, they're crawling with people these days. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,612
Posted By WhyFi

We can guess this and guess that, but one thing...

We can guess this and guess that, but one thing we know is that Stan's is a poor choice for road. Getting something more appropriate should be the first order of business.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my...

I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

I mean, if you ask for consent, is it really...

I mean, if you ask for consent, is it really stalking anymore?

#thethrillisgone (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=thethrillisgone)
10-14-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By WhyFi

Not really. I live in an area with a lot of...

Not really. I live in an area with a lot of cyclists of varying sensibilities. The heatmap just looks like... a map. Sometimes, too much information is just as bad not enough.
...
10-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I wouldn't kick 'em out of bed.

Yeah, I wouldn't kick 'em out of bed.
10-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By WhyFi

IMO, a good 80% of what makes this bike more...

IMO, a good 80% of what makes this bike more drool-worthy than most others is the color and finish, topped off with the matching stem and post. Slap that paint job on just about any road bike at the...
10-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By WhyFi

Are you sure that this is a problem? I think that...

Are you sure that this is a problem? I think that you're not seeing it because you're obviously logged in as you. To confirm, I just created another account and followed my real account - the rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,173
Posted By WhyFi

^^^if that's typical for $1500 in your area, then...

^^^if that's typical for $1500 in your area, then you should count yourself fortunate, and maybe consider a new career buying used bikes and then selling to them to those in other regions for a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

How soon is now?

How soon is now?
10-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By WhyFi

I turned mine back on when I saw the notification...

I turned mine back on when I saw the notification yesterday. Like others, I think that it's useful in finding new routes and sometimes making connections with like-minded individuals. That said, I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By WhyFi

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,173
Posted By WhyFi

You are romanticizing it. Big time. You're giving...

You are romanticizing it. Big time. You're giving "aero" and a kg or so waaaay too much credit.

A decade-old, early aero road frame design that was likely a mild re-hash their TT bike and rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 08:40 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I can turn a lot of climbs in to 5+ minutes....

Oh, I can turn a lot of climbs in to 5+ minutes. :lol:



The closest that I have to that, within cycling distance, is 1 mile at 5% (280ft). My best on that is 5:16, but that was in the middle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By WhyFi

Seemingly every thread that mentions tubeless...

Seemingly every thread that mentions tubeless sees posts from you about Mavic UST. In this thread, the OP asked specifically about Giant hookless, tubeless wheels and addressing a flat in the field...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

60sec hillclimb? I'm there. :innocent:

60sec hillclimb? I'm there.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By WhyFi

Shoe fit is rather personal. Rather than suggest...

Shoe fit is rather personal. Rather than suggest certain brands, I'd suggest that you look for certain features.

Look for replaceable (and available!) wear points like heel and/or toe pads....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By WhyFi

But evangelizing Mavic UST seems to be the...

But evangelizing Mavic UST seems to be the primary reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think you're starting off with a solid...

I don't think you're starting off with a solid assumption.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By WhyFi

So much 'nope' and no desire to address it. Ta ta...

So much 'nope' and no desire to address it. Ta ta - have fun shaking your fist at the clouds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19,690
Views: 4,201,253
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, that off-center label! :twitchy: :lol:

Oh, that off-center label! :twitchy:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By WhyFi

Lower pressure and hookless designs are nothing...

Lower pressure and hookless designs are nothing but nebulous marketing claims? Just out of curiousity, how many hookless, tubeless setups have you ridden?

Also, the Vittoria and the Pirelli failed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 31,750
Posted By WhyFi

Best GCN vid in a while - ...

Best GCN vid in a while -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHwUC8Tcx5o
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